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Venue Announced for France v Croatia 2018 Davis Cup Final

Marin Čilić (Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

Croatia will take on France in the Davis Cup final in November in Lille, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced on Friday.

Željko Krajan’s team, who beat the USA last weekend in Zadar to reach the final, will play Yannick Noah’s France at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The stadium, which hosted the 2017 final when France beat Belgium, is home of French Ligue 1 football club Lille.

Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Photo: tvxi)

Croatia will be looking to claim the Davis Cup for the second time whilst France is attempting to win their 11th title. Croatia and France have met in Lille once and this year’s final will be the two nations’ third meeting with the scores locked at 1-1.

The last match was the 2016 semi-final in Zadar which Croatia won thanks to two singles wins from Marin Čilić and a doubles win with Ivan Dodig.  

(Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

Croatia has reached the final three times, and twice in three years. After winning it in 2005, they lost in Zagreb to Argentina in 2016. 

The final, which is the last before the Davis Cup is revamped into the World Cup competition, will take place from November 23-25.

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